Archive for April, 2014

Veneers

Have you ever considered improving the appearance of your front teeth? With today’s technology, it’s easier than ever before. Veneers can enhance your smile and heighten your self-esteem. Veneers are ultra-thin shells of porcelain or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of the teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia […]

Technology And Your Teeth

Technological advances in the last twenty years have transformed the field of density. Whether you are fearful patient, a dental procrastinator, or a dental enthusiast, you’ll be wowed by the new techniques that are making procedures easier, faster, and practically pain-free. One of the most exiting innovations is the creation of crowns. The new Cerec […]

Heart Disease

Heart Disease Researchers are finding possible links between gum infections and cardiovascular disease. In fact, some research suggests that periodontal disease may be a more serious risk factor for heart disease than high blood pressure…smoking… high cholesterol… gender…and age. Studies also suggest that people who have gum disease seem to be at a higher risk […]

Sealants

Dental sealants are a type of special coating that act as a barrier, protecting cavity-prone teeth. They are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth. They are sometimes used to cover deep pits and grooves in other teeth. As long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay. […]

Dental Tips For Teens

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. That’s why it’s important to take care of your teeth. Remember cavities aren’t just for kids! Here are some helpful tips that teens should keep in mind. Always brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for at least two minutes. Floss […]

First and Regular Visits

Regular dental check-ups and preventative dental care such as cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants, provide your child with “smile” insurance. Plan your child’s first dental visit within six months after the first tooth erupts, but no later than his or hers first birthday. Consider it a “well baby check-up” for your child’s teeth. During your […]

Using Fluoride

The greatest breakthrough in preventive dentistry during the last fifty years has been the use of fluoride. About two-thirds of American cities add additional fluoride to their water supply for the prevention of tooth decay. In fact, fluoridation of public water systems can reduce cavities in baby teeth by 60 per cent and those in […]

Cosmetic vs Restorative

Having trouble distinguishing between cosmetic dentistry and reconstructive dentistry? Many dental procedures can be done for either reasons, or sometimes both. Cosmetic dental procedures improve the look of your teeth and enhance your smile. Typically insurance companies will not cover purely cosmetic procedures. Restorative dentistry restores function to damaged or genetically defective teeth. Many restorative […]

Toothbrush Care

Brushing your teeth daily plays an important role for personal oral hygiene. Appropriate toothbrush care and maintenance are also important. The ADA recommends that consumers replace toothbrushes approximately every three to four months or sooner if the bristles become frayed with use. Remember to always take good care of your toothbrush. *Never share toothbrushes. *Thoroughly […]